Trip report Chronology

2016 trip reports

Full chronological listing of my trip reports in 2016, starting at the most recent, along with links to individual trip reports.

Map of summer 2016 climbing roadtrip.

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TR #
Summit/Area (LINKS)
Route
State
Area
Rock Type
Partner(s)(List of Partners)
Type of Trip
Month Year
(no TR)
ELK MOUNTAIN
snow-covered trail

BC

N Cascades (HWY 1 - BC)
-
Jason Cullum
Winter hike/snowshoe
Dec2016
240

JOSHUA TREE

Winter Break 2016/17
various great climbs all over JTree (5.5 days and 40+ climbs)

CA

Joshua Tree
Granite
Jason Cullum
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
Dec2016
239

YOSEMITE

  1. MANURE PILE BUTTRESS
  2. MIDDLE CATHEDRAL ROCK
  3. EL CAPITAN
  4. HIGHER CATHEDRAL ROCK
  1. Nutcracker (5.8, 5p, 600')
  2. East Buttress (5.10c or 5.9 A0, 11p, 1100')
  3. East Buttress (5.10b, 13p, 1400')
  4. Northeast Buttress (5.9+, 11p, 900')

CA

Yosemite
Granite
Nathan Petrosian, Ryan Richardson
Climbs
Sept2016
238
East Face Direct (5.10d, 800', 6p)

CA

Sierra
Granite
Jeff Lodas
Climb
Sept2016
237
Irene's Arête (5.8, 7p)

WY

Tetons
Gneiss & Schist
Sarah Inwood, Ben Ungs
Climb
Sept2016
236

DEEP LAKE

  1. LOST TEMPLE SPIRE
  2. STEEPLE PEAK
  3. HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN
  4. HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN
  5. HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN
  1. SW Arête (5.10b, ~9p)
  2. North Ridge (5.9, ~5p)
  3. Southern Wall, Left (5.10c, ~9p)
  4. Minor Dihedral (5.9, ~8p)
  5. Central Corner (5.9, ~5p)

WY

Wind Rivers
Granite
Jeff Lodas
Climbs/multi-day
Aug2016
235
Fire on the Mountain (5.10d, 1000')

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Diorite
DR
Climb
Aug2016
234
Springbok Arête (/w direct start) (5.11a, 1600', ~13 pitches)

BC

Anderson River
Granite
DR
Climb
Aug2016
233

NESAKWATCH AREA

  1. MT. REXFORD
  2. SOUTH NESAKWATCH SPIRE
  3. NORTH NESAKWATCH SPIRE
  1. West Ridge (5.5, 700')
  2. Dairyland (5.10d, 700')
  3. Southwest Ridge (5.9, 700')

BC

N Cascades (HWY 1 - BC)
Granite
Will Surbur
Climbs/multi-day
Aug2016
232
West Face (5.11+/12-, 8+p, 850')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
John Plotz
Climb
Aug2016
231
The Valkyrie (5.10, 6-7p, 900')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Janet Arendall
Climb
Aug2016
230

BUGABOOS

  1. SOUTH HOWSER TOWER
  2. BUGABOO SPIRE
  3. SNOWPATCH SPIRE
  4. SNOWPATCH SPIRE
  1. Beckey-Chouinard (5.10, 2000')
  2. NE Ridge (5.8, 1500')
  3. Sunshine Crack (5.11-, 900')
  4. Surf's Up (aka SW Ridge) (5.9, 700')

BC

Bugaboos
Granite
Jon Pobst, James Fletcher, Stewart Matthiesen
Climbs/multi-day
July2016
229

PASAYTEN

  1. THE DEACON (BC)
  2. CATHEDRAL PEAK
  3. AMPHITHEATER MOUNTAIN
  1. North to South (3rd)
  2. Southeast Buttress (5.9, 1000')
  3. West Ridge (3rd)

WA

BC

Pasayten (HWY 20)
Granite
Janet Arendall
Climb&Scrambles/multi-day
July2016
228
Bedal Basin to SE Shelf to Corkscrew Route (4th)

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Diorite
Rad Roberts
Scramble
July2016
227
Dreamer Direct / Urban Bypass (5.10b, 1000')

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Granite
Janet Arendall
Climb
July2016
226

STUART + SHERPA LINK-UP

  1. MT. STUART
  2. SHERPA PEAK
  1. North Ridge Direct + Gendarme (5.9, 3000')
  2. West Ridge (5.5, 450')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
Grano-diorite
Jon Pobst
Climbs/overnight
June2016
225

PAISANO + BURGUNDY LINK UP

  1. PAISANO PINNACLE
  2. BURGUNDY SPIRE
  1. West Ridge (5.8+, 600')
  2. North Face (5.8+, 800')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
Sam Bedell
Climbs
June2016
224
Beckey-Tate (5.9, 900')

WA

N Cascades (HWY 20)
Granite
Sam Bedell
Climb
June2016
223
Ragged Edge (5.7, 700')

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Granite
Sam Bedell
Climb
June2016
222
Mile High Club (5.10-, 700')

WA

N Cascades (Mtn Loop)
Metamor-phosed Sandstone
Sam Bedell
Climb
June2016
221
4 days and lots of climbs

ID

City of Rocks
Granite
Jeff Lodas, Terry Price
Cragging: mostly Single-pitch
June2016
219220
(no TRs for some)

SQUAMISH

Spring 2016
  1. The Grand Wall (5.11a A0, 10p)
  2. Cragging at The Papoose
  3. Rock On + Squamish Buttress (5.10c, 4p / 5.10c, 5p)
  4. Cragging at Smoke Bluffs
  5. The Great Game (5.10d, 4p)
  6. Borderline + Blazing Saddles (5.10d, 4p / 5.10b, 2p)
  7. Calculus Crack + Karen's Math (5.8, 6p / 5.10a, 1p)
  8. Cragging at the Malamute

BC

Squamish
Granite
John Plotz, Jon Pobst, Todd Anderson
Cragging: Single- and Multi-pitch
May2016
217
(no TRs for most)
  1. Davis-Holland to Lovin' Arms (5.10c, 6p) and various other routes (4 days)
  2. various routes (3 days)
  3. various routes (3 days)
  4. Big Tree 1 (5.7, 4p) & a few other random pitches (i day)
  5. various routes (2 days)

WA

Index (HWY 2), Leavenworth (HWY 2), Tieton (HWY 12), Darrington, Mtn Loop HWY, Vantage (I-90)
Granite, Diorite, Basalt
Todd Anderson, Geoff Georges, Jessica Todd, Jon Pobst, John Plotz, Will Surbur, Joe Manning
Cragging: Single- and Multi-pitch
Apr-May2016
218(a-c)

SNOW CREEK WALL

Spring 2016
  1. Iconoclast (5.11a (with Psychopath and Yellow Wall variations), 6p, 800' (part of a full-day Iconoclast-Mary Jane Dihedral-Outer Space link-up))
  2. Mary Jane Dihedral (5.9, 6p, 800' (IC-MJD-OS link-up))
  3. Outer Space (5.9, 4-7p, 800' (IC-MJD-OS link-up))

WA

Leavenworth (HWY 2)
Diorite
John Plotz
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Apr2016
216
Condorphamine Addiction (10b, 675')

WA

Leavenworth (HWY 2)
Granite
Will Surbur
Cragging: Multi-pitch
Apr2016
215

RED ROCKS

Spring Break 2016
  1. BLACK ARCH WALL
  2. WHISKEY PEAK
  3. FRIGID AIR BUTTRESS
  4. EAGLE WALL
  5. ANGEL FOOD WALL
  6. WHISKEY PEAK
  7. BLACK VELVET WALL
  1. Black Orpheus (5.9+/10a, 8-11 p, 1370')
  2. Wholesome Fullback (5.10a, 2-3p, 230') and Our Father (5.10d, 3p, 240')
  3. Frigid Air Buttress (5.9+, 7-10p, 940')
  4. Eagle Dance (5.10c A0, 9p, 900')
  5. Tunnel Vision (5.7+, 6p, 750')
  6. Ixtlan (5.11c, 4-8p, 665')
  7. The Gobbler (5.9, 2 pitches, 200') to Fiddler on the Roof (5.10d, first 2 pitches, ~250')

NV

Red Rocks
Aztec Sandstone
James Huang, Maia Baegent, Nick Weicht
Climb
Mar2016
214
Smithbrook Road access (snow-covered)

WA

N Cascades (HWY 2)
-
Andrea Brown, Brett Dyson, Brian Walkenhauer
Winter hike/snowshoe
Jan2016